The one business start-up mistake you didn’t know you were making

That’s the kind of headline that draws me in with an urgency. I must stop whatever work I am doing and immediately absorb this one essential piece of information that is going to make such a huge difference to my online business success.

Not today though.

This week I am focussing on letting go of distractions, with Leo Babauta’s Sea Change Program.

But before I began work this morning I instead became distracted and drew two cartoons.

Greed for online info

Greed for online info

 

Internet distractions

Internet distractions cannot attract me!

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I made a video!

So, I challenged myself to create my first ever video tutorial and this is the result. I must say I had no idea that my squint was so bad! Is this what it’s like for people talking to me?

My theory was not to wait until I feel brave enough or confident enough to make a video: But to feel the fear and do it anyway. So here it is. How to Vlog: The 3 minute movie.

What do you think? Should this be a one-off, or should I make more videos?

What’s holding you back?

DirectionThere’s so much that I want to do. I’ve got an exciting To Do list that’s all about creating things for my new business; written stuff, videos and artwork. Plus my own personal development stuff – things that I’m reading, things that I’m learning…

I recently went on some kind of ‘money mindset’ webinar and learned that my entrepreneur ‘type’ is dynamite! I’m creative and have tons of ideas, but now I need to organise my time. I wonder if I could do drawing and painting in the evenings, listening to music instead of watching telly?

I’ve read that I must commit to my dream: The dream that is my new reinvented life and reinvented business. But as of yet my dream is vague… How can my gifts help other people? Should I create motivational artwork, goal setting calendars and worksheets? I’ve only got a fuzzy idea of where I’m going with this; and yet I’ve written an e-course on goal setting. I suppose I just have to do my own e-course so that I can fine-tune my direction!

The weird thing is that I’m creating the journey that I myself need to go on; I’m creating the courses that I need! I keep surfing the internet like a magpie seeing shiny courses that I want to take… Courses about blogging, being creative, becoming an entrepreneur, online marketing, meditations for confidence, webinars about how to run an online business, and how to have a healthier money mindset. I discover inspiring online entrepreneurs and I want to buy their programs, yet something holds me back. Oh yes – the people selling the courses are saying I’m hesitating to invest in myself… But I can’t help thinking that deep inside somewhere I KNOW this stuff already! I’ve read a lot of books and done a lot of courses and you can keep learning forever without taking action.

I’ve already written the content for at least three e-courses. I love writing! But the next big step is to create the videos.

That is what is holding me back.

Sitting in front of a camera is scary and not as much fun as writing.

What is holding you back? Could you challenge yourself to do something that you’re afraid of?

Brave Me meets Scared Me

Brave Me meets Scared Me